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Researchers at Washington University Target Biomedical Optics (Near-infrared fluorescence goggle system with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor...

August 20, 2014



Researchers at Washington University Target Biomedical Optics (Near-infrared fluorescence goggle system with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor imaging sensor and see-through display)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Biotechnology. According to news reporting from St. Louis, Missouri, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "We have developed a near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence goggle system based on the complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor active pixel sensor imaging and see-through display technologies. The fluorescence goggle system is a compact wearable intraoperative fluorescence imaging and display system that can guide surgery in real time."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Washington University, "The goggle is capable of detecting fluorescence of indocyanine green solution in the picomolar range. Aided by NIR quantum dots, we successfully used the fluorescence goggle to guide sentinel lymph node mapping in a rat model. We further demonstrated the feasibility of using the fluorescence goggle in guiding surgical resection of breast cancer metastases in the liver in conjunction with NIR fluorescent probes."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "These results illustrate the diverse potential use of the goggle system in surgical procedures."

For more information on this research see: Near-infrared fluorescence goggle system with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor imaging sensor and see-through display. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 2013;18(10):101303 (see also Biotechnology).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Liu, Dept. of Radiology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63110, United States. Additional authors for this research include R. Njuguna, T. Matthews, W.J. Akers, G.P. Sudlow, S. Mondal, R. Tang, V. Gruev and S. Achilefu.

Keywords for this news article include: Biotechnology, Missouri, St. Louis, Electronics, United States, Semiconductor, North and Central America.

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